Show focuses on Brown's life
Bravo President Lauren Zalaznick says the cable network is about "providing programming that goes deep into the internal worlds of creative people."
So the question with Bravo's latest pickup is this: How deeply do you want to explore the internal world of Bobby Brown?
The network has ordered 10 one-hour episodes of "Being Bobby Brown," an unscripted series that will follow the R & amp;B singer, superstar wife Whitney Houston and their family for several months as they, in Bravo's words, "put their respective lives back together." It's set to premiere in the first half of 2005.
Brown will serve as a co-executive producer of the show through his company, Brownhouze Entertainment; Atlanta-based studio B2 Entertainment is also involved.
"On the one side there is Bobby as he is portrayed in the media. On the flip side is Bobby as a person," executive producer Tracey Baker says. "This show ... is an introspective look at Bobby Brown the husband, father and friend. This is his story, told in his voice. Viewers can decide for themselves about what kind of man they think Bobby Brown really is."
The putting-his-life-together aspect of "Being Bobby Brown" will likely focus in part on his legal troubles. He spent a day in jail in Massachusetts this spring in a child-support case and faces a charge of violating probation from an earlier DUI case. The show will also detail his efforts to return to the music charts.